Dangerous Animals; Sick / Injured / Poisoned Animals
See below for information pertinent to each situation. Dangerous animals
The following animals are classified as “dangerous” and require a special permit
to be kept within city limits. In addition some special housing restrictions may also apply. Please seek information under tab Middleburg Heights Codified Animal Ordinances below.
Dangerous animals/ Dangerous Wild Animals
(a) Pit bulls
"Dangerous wild animal" means any of the following, including hybrids unless otherwise specified:
(2) Gray wolves, excluding hybrids;
(6) Leopards, including clouded leopards, Sunda clouded leopards, and snow leopards;
(7) All of the following, including hybrids with domestic cats unless otherwise specified:
(b) Lynxes, including Canadian lynxes, Eurasian lynxes, and Iberian lynxes;
(c) Cougars, also known as pumas or mountain lions;
(e) Servals, excluding hybrids with domestic cats commonly known as savannah cats.
(12) Cape buffaloes;
(13) African wild dogs;
(14) Komodo dragons;
(17) Caimans, excluding dwarf caimans;
(19) Nonhuman primates other than lemurs and the nonhuman primates specified in division (C)(20) of this section;
All of the following nonhuman primates:
(a) Golden lion, black-faced lion, golden-rumped lion, cotton-top, emperor, saddlebacked, black-mantled, and Geoffroy's tamarins;
(b) Southern and northern night monkeys;
(c) Dusky titi and masked titi monkeys;
(e) Goeldi's monkeys;
(f) White-faced, black-bearded, white-nose bearded, and monk sakis;
(g) Bald and black uakaris;
(h) Black-handed, white-bellied, brown-headed, and black spider monkeys;
(i) Common woolly monkeys;
(j) Red, black, and mantled howler monkeys.
"Dangerous wild animal" does not include a domesticated animal that is considered livestock as defined in section 901.70
of the Revised Code.
"Restricted snake" means any of the following:
(1) All of the following constricting snakes that are twelve feet or longer:
(a) Green anacondas;
(b) Yellow anacondas;
(c) Reticulated pythons;
(d) Indian pythons;
(e) Burmese pythons;
(f) North African rock pythons;
(g) South African rock pythons;
(h) Amethystine pythons.
(2) Species of the following families:
(3) Boomslang snakes;
(4) Twig snakes. Sick or injured animals
If you encounter a sick or injured animal, do not approach or try to handle it. Contact Animal Control as soon as possible. If the animal is a threat to people or domestic animals, call the police. Pet poisoning
If you believe your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, there is a paid service that provides pet poison related emergency consultation, 24/7 year round. The number to call is 888.426.4435. NOTE:
A $65 consultation fee may be applied to your credit card.